I was just wondering how detremental and costly illness(such as a common cold) can be on your physique. I know sickness triggers a release in cortisol, but I'm wondering to what degree. Is it possible to be in an anabolic state when sick? Or is it always catabolic to a certain extent?
I currently have a cold and I feel like shit, and it looks like my progress is going backwards, but it could just be my mental state, Im not sure. Just feels like a couple of days of a cold can set you back weeks in terms of progression.